How has children’s social work been affected by COVID-19? As a profession involving a lot of contact with the public, day-to-day social work practice has had to adapt to changing circumstances during the pandemic. As well as the lockdown, home working and social distancing measures, there have been significant changes to the regulations and guidance which govern how social workers go about their work.
In this video series, Helen, Farrah and Camilla, three colleagues from Leeds City Council, have documented their experiences over the past few months. They describe how they have worked around these new challenges to maintain meaningful relationships with service users, and discuss the new ways of working they have found in order to overcome the difficulties associated with safeguarding children during the pandemic.
You can read more about how specific social work roles have been affected in our case studies:
- How a typical day for an Advanced Social Work Practitioner has changed
- How the role of Child Protection Chairperson has adapted
- Reflections on a year of social work practice during the pandemic